About the IWCR

Learn more about the IWCR - The International Woman's Club Riga

Be part of the local community

The International Women’s Club of Riga is an international group of women offering friendship and supporting local charities.

Together, we take the opportunity to learn about Latvian culture, and, through our charity work, to give something back to the local community. By becoming our member you will have the chance to meet new people, take part in exciting, local activities, join groups with similar interests as your own and to support local charities which are very grateful.

The working language of the Club is English, however with approximately 40 countries represented, the languages likely vary at any given gathering.

Charity Work

Our charity work is very close to our hearts. Throughout the year we support different charity associations around Rīga. The IWCR members seek to raise funds to provide support and financial assistance for charities. Our primary focus is on helping families, young mothers, the elderly and the abused both in Riga and the Latvian countryside.

Our annual Charity Bazaar raises money, which we are proud to give back to the local community by working with over fourteen different local Latvian charities. Please visit our Charity page for more information.

Become part and support an important part of life in Latvia: Contact us charity.iwcr@gmail.com.

Charity Bazaar 2019

The IWCR hosted the 23rd IWCR Charity Bazaar on November 24th 2019 at Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Elizabetes iela 55, Riga. For 2020, we are working on plans and ideas how to let our major fund raising event happen.

Read more about our biggest event throughout the year, and how you can support our work.

Social Activities

IWCR Morning Meet & Greet

Our Morning Meet and Greet are held every first Wednesday of the month. During the Morning Meet & Greet the Executive Board and Advisory Board gives updates and shares latest news or upcoming events. It is a perfect opportunity for new members to meet other members and get to know the club. Save the event to your Facebook Calendar.

IWCR Evening Meet & Greet

Our casual evening get-together is taking place every 2nd Wednesday of each month. Join us – it is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with the members of the club and interested woman into the club. Changing locations, please follow us on Facebook.  Save the event to your Facebook Calendar.

Monthly Luncheons

To enjoy the variety of the city and the various delicious restaurants around Rīga we organize monthly IWCR luncheons. Members of the club will receive the invitations through our member platform and can invite non-members which are interested to join. Follow our Facebook page @IWCRiga.

Activity Groups

The IWCR offers a variety of activity groups. The groups bring together women around a special interest. Currently we have English, Spanish, French and Russian conversations groups, a Mother & Toddler group, handicraft group, bible study group, cooking group and more! Join us! You have an idea and like to share it with others? Let us know and start a new group!

Social Tours

We regularly organise social tours, visits to museums, companies, guest lectures, and events that will give you a deeper understanding of Latvian culture and society. Members will receive the invitations and information through the member platform.

You like to know more about the tours or missed an invitation. Please contact us.

There is something for everyone in the IWCR! Join us!

Become a member and join our passion

We are a proud and caring member club of approximately 150 women from 40 countries.

Club membership entitles members to participation in club activity groups and discounts at some stores, companies, organisations and restaurants.

The membership fee is 40 Euro per year from September to August.

Please visit our Membership page for more information on how to join or email our membership coordinator iwcrmembership@gmail.com for more information.

How it all started

The idea of the club started in 1992, when some expatriate women decided to start organising activities for the international women living in Riga. In April 1995 six dedicated woman decided to further develop the idea and founded  the unregistered REIGAL – The Riga Expatriate Interest Groups and Luncheons. Ten years later, in 1995, the International Women’s Club of Riga (IWCR) was born as an official NGO (Non Government Organisation) registered in Latvia.

Our Club Statutes

The International Woman’s Club of Riga is called “RĪGAS STARPTAUTISKAIS SIEVIEŠU KLUBS” in Latvian. The abbreviation is “IWCR” and on our website, publications, advertisements etc. we refer often to this abbreviation.

IWCR “is an independent, voluntary public organization uniting, on the basis of common interest, individuals with the purpose of: promoting friendship and welcome; providing assistance and support for newcomers and expatriates to Latvia; furthering cultural activities among women of all nationalities, stressing opportunities for their insight into Latvian social and cultural life; and giving support to local charities.

These objectives and tasks are of no profit gaining purpose or character. Performance of these shall be charitable and educational, and will be realized through activities organized and supported by the Association.”

Are you interested in the IWCR and like to understand our statutes? Read them here